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first fursuit head? tips welcome -_-


things i know that need work are the ears are a bit uneven, the cheeks need cut to the right shape a bit, though i fixed them mostly after i took the pics, and he's got a bit of a crooked smile lol. I don't think it's so bad for my first and I've decided to call him "Henny" after my chicken Henrietta who also has a crooked smile. I actually think it's kinda endearing personally /)///(\

ANYWAYS.. any tips on how to make carving the muzzle easier? I spent a LOT of time on it. and any tips in general for someone brand spankin new to this? Anything and everything is appreciated!!!! :)
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
the light kind of makes it harder to tell what the front view looks like.

I think it's a good first attempt, though I'd definitely work on rounding out the cheeks and muzzle so they don't look too boxy/lumpy. I think the ears should be further back on the head too
 

Render

If you can lick it, it's probably safe
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You'll never get the ears/head 100% even and symmetrical but because it will all be covered in fur its not going to stand out like it does when you're just looking at the base. Take a piece of paper and hold it against the back of the 'better' ear, trace the outline onto it from the front. Cut it out and use this to help shape the 'bad' ear to match the 'better' one.

As to shaping the foam, best tip I have is to make a sanding disk for a dremel tool. I recommend 220 grit sandpaper for this, seems to be the best combination of smoothing and removing material. Take something round thats ~60mm across (bottom of a pop can) and trace it onto the back of the sandpaper, cut it out. Apply clear tape to the back of the disk, really helps make it last longer without tearing. Punch a small hole in the center and attach it using the small cutoff wheel bit in the dremel. Low RPMs, go slow. Just use the outer edge of the disk. Larger/smaller disks can be helpful. Cover your mouth/nose/eyes, it'll get messy.


Looks like you're off to a good start, keep us posted!
 
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Keefur

aka Cutter Cat

things i know that need work are the ears are a bit uneven, the cheeks need cut to the right shape a bit, though i fixed them mostly after i took the pics, and he's got a bit of a crooked smile lol. I don't think it's so bad for my first and I've decided to call him "Henny" after my chicken Henrietta who also has a crooked smile. I actually think it's kinda endearing personally /)///(\

ANYWAYS.. any tips on how to make carving the muzzle easier? I spent a LOT of time on it. and any tips in general for someone brand spankin new to this? Anything and everything is appreciated!!!! :)
I just use very sharp scissors and make small cuts. The foam will have some small dips, but they are too small to translate into anything that shows on the surface when the fur is applied. Your muzzle is a bit heavy on the right as you look at the first picture. That's why your smile is off a bit. Also, if you cut too much, you can always glue a bit back on and reshape it back down. I Photoshopped what needed to be clipped. I cut the keft muzzle and applied it over the right (as you are looking at the photo), then highlighted approximately what you need to cut. I hope this helps.
 

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Keefur

aka Cutter Cat
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Here is the image. I had to resend it as I had flipped it.
 
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